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Ahmed Isah, Others To Raise N16 Billion In Two Weeks To Support ASUU In a Bid To End Strike

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 JUST IN: Ahmed Isah, Others To Raise N16 Billion In Two Weeks To Support ASUU In a Bid To End Strike The JUST IN: Sen. Kalu Sympathizes With Students, Calls On FG To Resolve Dispute With ASUU And End Strike. The former governor and senator made this appeal in the early hours of Tuesday. He said; " I sympathize with Nigerian students who against their will are out of school due to the ongoing ASUU strike . I remember that while I was Governor of Abia state (199-2007), primary to university education was made free and affordable. My government invested a lot in education to encourage people to go to school. The states and federal government are supposed to pay strict attention to education . It is irresponsible for any government to deny attention to education sector . I call on the universities and federal government to rally round and close ranks so that our students will leave the streets and go back to classes. The incessant strikes lead to delays in students’ grad

Resolve Dispute, Reopen Schools For Students –Abia State University Vice-Chancellor Begs ASUU, FG

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 Resolve Dispute, Reopen Schools For Students –Abia State University Vice-Chancellor Begs ASUU, FG The Vice-Chancellor has called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve the lingering industrial action embarked upon by ASUU for the sake students “whose future is being endangered everyday because of the inability of the two parties to reach an agreement.” he said. He recalled that his administration before the strike commenced had completed a full academic session within few months of resumption, paid salaries regularly as well as some months of inherited arrears of salaries, hosted the 27th and 28th convocation ceremony, maintained uninterrupted academic activities, initiated new developmental projects in the Umuahia and main campuses, and sustained the monthly Inaugural lectures and other programmes of the University. He regretted the losses in both human and material resources as well as in the academic calendar brought upon by the in

We're Hoping Ongoing Negotiation Will Solve ASUU Strike – Osodeke Speaks As Union May Suspend Strike Soon

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 We're Hoping Ongoing Negotiation Will Solve ASUU Strike – Osodeke Speaks As Union May Suspend Strike Soon The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions have said the Prof Nimi Briggs Committee is in negotiation with the unions. Recall last week, lakevibez reported that an agreement is to be reached with ASUU which may lead to the suspension of the ongoing industrial action, however, on Sunday, while speaking in an interview with journalists, the ASUU’s National President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, said the union had been negotiating with the Briggs Committee since last week over its demands. It's no news that on March 7, 2022, the Federal Government inaugurated a seven-man committee chaired by the Pro-Chancellor of Alex Ekweme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Prof Nimi Briggs. Osodeke said, “We are discussing with the Federal Gov

Strike: We’ve resumed talks with FG, say ASUU, SSANU

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 Strike: We’ve resumed talks with FG, say ASUU, SSANU   ASUU President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke and Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions have said the Prof Nimi Briggs Committee is in negotiation with the unions. Speaking in an interview with Lakevibez on Sunday, the ASUU’s National President, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, said the union had been negotiating with the Briggs Committee since last week over its demands. ASUU commenced its ongoing strike on February 14, 2022 after the Federal Government failed to meet some of its demands namely; the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution payment platform. The la

ASUU Strike: A note to our students at home and the delegates

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 ASUU Strike: A note to our students at home and the delegates The strike is 14 weeks (1 semester) today and we don't how many more weeks we are going to spend at home before getting back to classes. The closure of the universities has afforded us to spend a lot of time on the net, especially on social media, and following the happenings around Nigeria and the rest of the world. It is no more news that primary elections are ongoing in Nigeria and delegates are trending. The best business at the moment is to be a delegate of any of the two major political parties and you make cool millions at the expense of Nigeria. From the State House of Assembly, House of Rep, Senate, Governor, and Presidential ticket of APC or PDP, it is for the highest bidder. They said Nigeria is broke and can't fund education but contestants paid so much for nomination and expression of interest forms and are buying delegates to get their party's ticket to contest to lead Nigerians.

Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnic (ASUP) Suspends Strike

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 Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnic (ASUP) Suspends Strike A two-week definite strike by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP which started on the 16th of May has been suspended. A statement by the national publicity secretary of the Union, Abdullahi Yalwa which directed members of the union to resume work on Monday the 30th of May, stated that within the two weeks of the definite strike, significant inroads were made in four (4) of the items on their list of demands. The union is urging the federal government to quickly attend to the remaining five demands to allow industrial harmony to continue to thrive in the nation’s polytechnics.

FG Should Come Forward With A Proposal In Response To The Renegotiated Document, We May Consider It – ASUU

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 FG Should Come Forward With A Proposal In Response To The Renegotiated Document, We May Consider It – ASUU Speaking to The Punch correspondent on Friday, the Chairman of the ASUU branch at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr. Adeola Egbedokun, said the union is no longer interested in signing  any Memorandum or Agreement, but instead, the government should come forward with a proposal in response to the renegotiated document, and they may consider it. Dr. Adeola Egbedokun, also confirmed to newsmen that the Federal Government stopped paying the salaries of striking lecturers since March 2022.  “The last time they paid us was February. Since March, they stopped paying the salaries.” he said. Speaking further, Dr. Egbedokun said, “We’re used to it. The non-payment of salaries cannot break us.” When asked about the next move of the union over the ongoing strike and the minimum wage arrears reportedly paid to the lecturers, the Chairman said that the wage arrears were statutory by the

Strike: Govt stopped our salaries but we’re undaunted – ASUU

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 Strike: Govt stopped our salaries but we’re undaunted – ASUU Kindly share this story: The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said that despite the non-payment of salaries to its members, the union remains undaunted in its struggle for a better university system. Speaking to our correspondent on Friday, the Chairman of the union’s branch at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Dr. Adeola Egbedokun, confirmed to The PUNCH that the Federal Government stopped paying the salaries of striking lecturers since March 2022. Dr. Egbedokun said, “The last time they paid us was February. Since March, they stopped paying the salaries.” Another lecturer at the institution also confirmed the non-payment of the salaries. Speaking further, Dr. Egbedokun said, “We’re used to it. The non-payment of salaries cannot break us.” When asked about the next move of the union over the ongoing strike and the minimum wage arrears reportedly paid to the lecturers, the Chairman said that the wage arrears were

 GIMA EDUCATIONAL SERVICES into university in Benin republic with ease

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 Gain Admission with  GIMA EDUCATIONAL SERVICES into university in Benin republic with ease. No jamb required  No post utme required No strike Affordable tuition fee Opportunity to learn foreign language (French) Free WiFi in the school To gain admission all that is required is just o level results (Waec or Neco) with 5 credits in relevant subjects including maths and English.  2 sittings is accepted  Admission is also open for Direct entry into 200 or 300 level with ijmb or jupeb. Available courses  Faculty of Applied and pure science   ⁃ computer science / computer engineering   ⁃ Management and information Technology   ⁃ Biotechnology   ⁃ Microbiology   ⁃ Biochemistry  Faculty of Health   ⁃ Nursing  ⁃ Medical laboratory science Faculty of social science   ⁃ international relations and diplomacy  ⁃ Political science   ⁃ Economics   ⁃ Sociology   ⁃ Public administration   ⁃ Intelligence & security studies  Faculty of Management science  ⁃ Accounting   ⁃ Banking & Finance  ⁃ B

Strike Is Total And Comprehensive – UNIABUJA ASUU Chairman Debunks Resumption Of 400L Students

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 Strike Is Total And Comprehensive – UNIABUJA ASUU Chairman Debunks Resumption Of 400L Students Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) branch has debunked the purported resumption of academic activities and supervision of the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) in the Faculty of Agriculture. The chairman of ASUU, University of Abuja branch, Dr Kassim Umaru, while reacting in an online report, published by one Dr Grace Oyiza Anibasa said the branch is actively involved in the 12-week rollover strike as directed by the National Executive Council (NEC). He said, “For the avoidance of doubt, ASUU-UNIABUJA is still on strike and the strike is total and comprehensive. Our members shall not involve in anything like teaching or supervision. “Consequently, the public and students should take note and ignore such fake news. “Our members are resolute and committed to the strike and for the avoidance of doubt, ASUU University of Abuja is still on

19-year-old KWARAPOLY student bags two years imprisonmënt after N21m was found in his bank account

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 19-year-old KWARAPOLY student bags two years imprisonmënt after N21m was found in his bank account A 19-year-old undergraduate, Oyedotun Adebowale has been sentenced to two years in prison for cyber fråud, by a Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State.  Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission which prosecuted Adebowale on one count before Justice Muhammed Sani, told the court that N21m was found in the bank account of the Kwara State Polytechnic undergraduate. The EFCC said; “Investigations had earlier revealed that Oyedotun had under his possession over N21m suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities and a Toyota Camry, which he purchased using his mother’s name.”  Counsel for the EFCC, Sesan Ola, reviewed the facts of the case and tendered the extra-judicial statements of the defendant, iPhone 12 Promax, the key and particulars of a Toyota Camry recovered from him, and a draft of N350,000 which were admitted in evidence.   Adebowale who ple

Ngige Calls For Calm, Says ASUU, Others, Yet To Receive Minimum Wage Adjustment Arrears To Get Paid Before Weekend

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 Ngige Calls For Calm, Says ASUU, Others, Yet To Receive Minimum Wage Adjustment Arrears To Get Paid Before Weekend  The statement, signed by the ministry's Head, Press and Public Relations, Olajide Oshundun, reads;  “The attention of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has been drawn to complaints emanating from leaders of some education sector-based unions that their members were yet to receive the arrears of the Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustment, which the Federal Government had since approved and started paying from the Office of Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) for disbursement to the affected employees in the Education Sector. On receiving the complaints, the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Dr. Chris Ngige has contacted the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF), which both confirmed that payments had since commenced.  The Minister further elicited

Lecturers Have Ruined Education Sector With Incessant Strikes – Group Says, Lambasts ASUU for Demanding Emefiele’s Sack

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 Lecturers Have Ruined Education Sector With Incessant Strikes – Group Says, Lambasts ASUU for Demanding Emefiele’s Sack A group of ethic youth leaders in the country has frowned on a statement by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) calling for the sack of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Godwin Emefiele, over the depreciating value of the naira.  The group made up of the Arewa Consultative Youths Movement, Oduduwa Youths and Middle Belt Youths among others, under the aegis of the Nigerian Ethnic Youths Leaders Council (NEYLC), said the statement attributed to the Vice-President of ASUU, Dr Chris Piwuna, was unwarranted and provocative.  They made their position known in a statement by it's  Secretary-General and Head of Coalition’s secretariat on Thursday in Abuja. Part of the statement read: “We have read with surprise a report credited to striking ASUU calling for the sacking of the hardworking CBN Governor.  “It is highly surprising how a professio

Alleged N80bn Fraud In AGF’s Office Vindicates Our Opposition To IPPIS – COEASU Says, Tells FG To Quickly Employ UTAS

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 Alleged N80bn Fraud In AGF’s Office Vindicates Our Opposition To IPPIS – COEASU Says, Tells FG To Quickly Employ UTAS Reacting to the alleged fraud, in a statement by its president, Dr Smart Olugbeko, the union insisted that it would not change its preference to the University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS against the federal government’s preferred payment platform. ”The FG has no more excuse for the continued delay in migrating academics in tertiary institutions to the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS), the ingenious alternative pay platform innovated by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).” “IPPIS arbitrarily stopped the salaries of some lecturers for four months in 2021 and the salaries have not been paid to date despite all efforts made to get the salaries paid. IPPIS is notorious for making third party deductions from workers’ salaries for cooperative associations, Union dues, special contributions etc. without remitting the d

President Buhari Hails Minister Adamu Adamu, Receives Commendation For Investing In Education, Others 

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President Buhari Hails Minister Adamu Adamu, Receives Commendation For Investing In Education, Others  President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, who paid him a thank-you visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in the aftermath of the presidential inauguration of N23.5 billion World Bank Assisted Upgraded Bauchi Township Water Supply Scheme. The President commended Bauchi State for providing illustrious sons and daughters who are making invaluable contributions to his government and national development, singling out the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu for special mention. ‘‘He has been my close associate for a very long time and he is a son of Bauchi,’’ President Buhari told the delegation. In his remarks, the Bauchi Governor said the State has ‘‘benefited so much’’ under the present administration, highlighting significant projects in the education sector, youth development, Industrial Training Fund, agro-processing, infrastructure and

Children Of The Poor Will Suffer If Universities Begin To Fund Themselves – Osodeke, Others Rejects Financial Autonomy For Varsities

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 Children Of The Poor Will Suffer If Universities Begin To Fund Themselves – Osodeke, Others Rejects Financial Autonomy For Varsities When journalists reached out to Osodeke on the issue of financial autonomy for the universities, he said that their position remains the same, i.e the sole responsibility of the government is to fund the university education in the country and not the universities themselves. He said “The children of the poor suffer here in Nigerian universities while their children get quality education outside the country, graduate and come back here to take the juicy jobs, and keep lording it over children from poor backgrounds. It’s a class issue. For us, the option is for them; its either they shut down all the universities and let all the children go and learn mechanics or they fund the universities.” Also, according to a Professor of Plant Biology and Biotechnology at the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba, Olumekun Victor, the government cannot absolve itself of

Universities Should Be Allowed To Fund Themselves – Nwajiuba Says, Calls For Financial Autonomy For Varsities

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 Universities Should Be Allowed To Fund Themselves – Nwajiuba Says, Calls For Financial Autonomy For Varsities A former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has suggested financial autonomy for the nation’s universities. While Nwajiuba, in an interview with journalists, stressed the need to grant public universities financial autonomy, the two experts, in separate interviews, said the government cannot absolve itself of its duty of funding education. He said, “There is the need to have Boards of Trustees for universities. Governing Councils operate differently from Boards of Trustees. “We already have a template which if you read the University Autonomy Act; you’ll find out that universities are essentially autonomous because even the council can act wholly by appointing Vice-Chancellors. They do not need approval from Abuja. They can hire and fire their lecturers. All that the government does is to pay. “Another issue is earned allowances. Now, lecturers paid by the

 Buhari Should Personally Meet ASUU, Resolve Ongoing Strike – Adeyanju Speaks, Decry Poor State Of Tertiary Institutions

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 Buhari Should Personally Meet ASUU, Resolve Ongoing Strike – Adeyanju Speaks, Decry Poor State Of Tertiary Institutions Nigeria's foremost socio-political activist, Adeyanju Deji, has again added his voice to the ongoing industrial action embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, that has grounded academic activities in the country. The renowned Human rights activist and converner of the Concerned Nigerians, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to personally intervene in the lingering dispute with the striking university lecturers and resolve them by granting their demands. Adeyanju Deji, who urged the Government to give the academic union all they need to effectively run universities, also lamented over the bad state of tertiary institutions in the country. “The president should meet ASUU himself and resolve the ongoing strike. They will listen to him and he should give them all they need to effectively run our universities. The state of our tertiary institution

School Feeding: FG To Spend N999m Daily On 10 Million Pupils

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 School Feeding: FG To Spend N999m Daily On 10 Million Pupils The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it would spend N999 million daily to feed approximately 10 million pupils in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme across the country. The Team Lead of NHGSFP, Aishatu Digil, disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting on disbursement modalities for the review of cost of feeding in the programme in Abuja. She said the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, got the approval of spending N100 per person daily on the feeding in the programme. She said 9,990,862 pupils from primary one to three in the programme would now be fed with N100 daily for 20 days in a month, which would amount to N999,086,200 million daily. “Prior to this, we were feeding school children with N70 per child, per meal. This was since 2016, but the President has approved N100 upward review. “We have all stakeholders like the World Food Programme, National

We May Extend Strike By Another 2 Weeks – ASUP President Disclosed, Says FG Hasn't Met Its Key Demands

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 We May Extend Strike By Another 2 Weeks – ASUP President Disclosed, Says FG Hasn't Met Its Key Demands  The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) may extend its ongoing two-week warning strike by two weeks if the government fails to meet its demands. ASUP President, Anderson Ezeibe, who disclosed this to newsmen recently, said the government had met only two of the five key demands of the union. Demands met by the government are the payment of minimum wage arrears for the polytechnic lecturers and the release of a normative instrument for institutional accreditation, a policy document for international standards. Key demands not met, according to him, are the release of the N15 billion revitalization fund, which he said President Muhammadu Buhari approved last year, and the release of a scheme of service. He also said the government was yet to respond to the group’s outcry against the victimization of ASUP members in the Institute of Management and Technology (IMT), Enugu. “